Dear Steve, Please Dial 1-800-WAAA
On Google: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but there’s no getting Jobs off this rant. I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing, he says. This don’t be evil mantra: “It’s bullshit.” Audience roars.
About Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
Ya know, you have to appreciate the special ego that is Steve Jobs. Much of what he says is BS and posturing on his part but the whole Don’t be Evil thing, that’s dead on.
Google has gone from being a two man effort into a mega uber corp that is rapatiously working with governments to spy on you, steal your IP if you are a writer past or present, or just keep tabs on EVERYTHING you do with their search engine. So yeah, Google has gone to the dark side and there is no doubt in my mind on this. I just recently had to ban their ever-present spiders from my IP address because they kept hitting it and archiving more of my file server.
You might also think about this too when you read or hear about the Google hack that just happened. Did you know that the Gmail addresses that were hacked were hacked through a purported back door created for the US government? Schneier makes the claim on this but does not cite any real sources on that one. However, I can’t really say that this is not the case as I have seen what was done with the MAE systems and the NARUS STA 6400.
Anyhow, back to ol’ Steve. Take a look back at his time before he was ousted from Apple. He is one SOB control freak bastard and just because he has mellowed does not mean he still ain’t a real schmuck. As far as I am concerned both Apple and Google are on the same order of “evil” and just don’t like the chance that one will “out cool” the other with new tech.
Frankly Steve, the fanboi shit that you eat with your golden spoon makes me ill. I hope Google gets some market share just to spite you.